Sheriff’s Report, May 25-27, 2016
Two mail houses located in separate locations in the Snyderville Basin were broken into last week, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday, May 17, dispatch received a report from a United States Postal Service employee that all the mail located inside a mail house in Pinebrook had been stolen. The employee told dispatch that someone had accessed the structure through a side door.
The following day, a similar incident was reported on Old Ranch Road after the property manager noticed broken glass on the main door that accesses the mail house. Several mailboxes were opened. However, no items are suspected missing.
Detective Kacey Bates said investigators are currently reviewing security footage. She said it is likely the two incidents are connected. An investigation is ongoing.
"These are the types of crimes that are connected to identify theft," Bates said. "This is how they obtain the information and that is what they are most likely using it for.
"The problem with mail is that you don’t know what is in there or what you are missing," Bates said. "What we are telling people to do is to be aware of your finances and any financial statements you are receiving. Make sure everything is intact."
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, May 16, and Monday, May 23, including four cases where suspects were preliminarily charged with possession of illegal substances or paraphernalia.
Monday, May 23
Deputies approached a man who was reportedly acting suspiciously while walking in a Basin-area neighborhood. Deputies took the man to a nearby business to be picked up by a friend.
Deputies stopped a vehicle in Kimball Junction for speeding and arrested the driver on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Deputies stopped a vehicle for expired registration near a convenience store in the Basin. The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant and on preliminary charges of driving without a license, expired registration, possession of a drug presumed to be methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.
A man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana at a North Summit convenience store.
Deputies stopped a vehicle to verify insurance information and arrested the driving for an outstanding warrant and on preliminary charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sunday, May 22
Dispatch received a report from a woman that someone had broken the front passenger window of her vehicle and stolen several items, including $1,300 in cash, while it was parked in the parking lot of a business in the Kimball Junction area. Video surveillance showed the suspects leaving in a light-colored Chevy Blazer.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence situation between a man and a woman at a Basin-area home. No citations were issued and the parties agreed to separate for the night.
Saturday, May 21
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 for expired registration and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant. He was transported to Wasatch County.
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on a Basin road. The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license and failure to install in interlock ignition device.
Dispatch received a report from a man that several tools were stolen from his Basin-area home that is currently under construction.
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling nearly 40 miles per hour over the speed limit on State Road 224 and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant and on preliminary charges of driving under the influence.
Friday, May 20
Deputies responded to a report of an unconscious man in a white Ford van parked in the parking lot of a business in the Basin. The driver admitted to consuming two pints of vodka and was transported to Park City medical Center. He was also placed under arrest for driving under the influence.
Thursday, May 19
Deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident in North Summit and found the vehicle parked in a nearby driveway. The driver was arrested and preliminarily charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and interfering with an arresting officer.
A man contacted dispatch after discovering the rear passenger side window of his vehicle smashed and several items missing, including a laptop and Yamaha piano.
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on a Basin-area road and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant, driving on a suspended license and no insurance.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence situation between a man and a woman in a neighborhood in the Basin. No citations were issued. The case will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office to screen for charges of domestic violence, domestic violence in the presence of a child and disorderly conduct.
Wednesday, May 18
Two unidentified men were caught on video surveillance rifling through vehicles in a parking garage in the Basin. One man claimed the suspects stole a key ring and charging cords from his rental car. Another man said his storage unit had been accessed, but no items had been stolen. The men were observed placing several items in the trunk of their vehicle. An investigation is ongoing.
Dispatch received a report of two women acting suspiciously in a South Summit neighborhood. The women admitted they were selling cleaning supplies and deputies informed them that they needed to obtain a business license to continue operating in Summit County. No citations were issued.
Tuesday, May 17
An employee at a pharmacy in the Kimball Junction area contacted dispatch after receiving what they suspected to be a forged prescription.
Monday, May 16
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on a Basin road and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant.
A vehicle that was traveling eastbound on a South Summit road struck another vehicle from behind when the driver became distracted. Neither of the drivers suffered any injuries.
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